Thank you for your interest in the IBU Open organized by Confluence Brewing Company, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A, Des Moines, IA 50315.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the IBU Open!

There are 400 registered entries and 142 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 12:40 AM, there are 300 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Thursday evening at Confluence
1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A Des Moines, IA 50315
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30 PM, CDT

Friday Afternoon at Confluence
1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A Des Moines, IA 50315
Friday, March 22, 2019 2:00 PM, CDT

Friday Evening at Confluence
1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A Des Moines, IA 50315
Friday, March 22, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Saturday Morning at Confluence
1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A Des Moines, IA 50315
Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:15 AM, CDT

Saturday afternoon at Confluence
1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Suite A Des Moines, IA 50315
Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:00 PM, CDT

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Torrey Johnson — Website
  • Matt Melcher — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Confluence Brewing Company is proud to have the following sponsors for the IBU Open.

Confluence Brewery
1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
Confluence Brewery
Tumea & Sons
1501 SE 1st St. Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Tumea & Sons